Saturday, 6 October 2018

Aate Di Chidi’: The Story of the Emotions Which Every Punjabi Feels

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 06th October:- Finally, the most awaited movie of the year ‘Aate Di Chidi’ is about to release. As only a few days are left to its release, the makers of the film organized a press conference regarding the film in Chandigarh on 6th October 2018. The whole star cast of the film, including the leads Neeru Bajwa and Amrit Maan, were present along with the director of the film. The producers Charanjit Singh Walia and Tegbir Singh Walia also addressed the media and shared their views about ‘Aate Di Chidi’.
Along with this they have also released second song of ‘Aate Di Chidi’ named ‘Love You Ni Mutiayre’. Prior to this, song ‘Blood Wich Tu’ has already been released.
The movie has been in news right from its announcement because of the fresh pairing of Neeru Bajwa opposite Amrit Maan. Alongside these two talented artists, the film also has stellar actors like veteran Punjabi actor Sardar Sohi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, BN Sharma, Karamjit Anmol, Nirmal Rishi, Harby Sangha, Nisha Bano, Preeto Sawhney, Balvir Boparai, Dilawar Sidhu, Prakash Gadhu, and Anmol Verma. Aate Di Chidi is a story about Punjab’s issues which will be gently showcased in a humorous way. It promises to be a giggle-fest for the audiences. The movie is helmed by Harry Bhatti and Raju Verma has written the story. The movie has been shot in Punjab and Canada. The entire project is produced by Teg Productions’ Charanjit Singh Walia and Tegbir Singh Walia. GRS Chhina (Calgary, Canada) has co-produced this film.
At this moment, leading lady of the film, Neeru Bajwa said that Aate Di Chidi is a film close to her heart because like its story and backdrop she is also born and brought up in Canada. Since the childhood, she was also unaware of so many things integral to our culture which she got to know during the shoot. This movie has definitely made her value our culture more. She has enjoyed each and every step of its making. She hope people will also enjoy while watching ‘Aate Di Chidi’.
Actor and Singer Amrit Maan said that he has performed in many songs and have done a movie too, but taking the whole burden on your shoulders is very different. He is happy, and at the same time very nervous. But he think he is blessed that he got a chance to start his journey with this kind of project. He has done his best and hope that audiences will accept his work. He hope he has justified the role and people’s expectations. It doesn’t matter how many movies he will do in future, but this film has been a learning experience that he will cherish his whole life.
Director Harry Bhatti quoted that Aate Di Chidi is his best attempt to make people aware about the richness of Punjab’s culture and heritage. He must say, each and every member of our cast and crew worked very hard. The hard work of everyone will be seen prominently in the film. Working with such talented people has been a pure learning experience. He is quite sure that audience will feel the connection to every emotion and when they leave the theatre they will surely be proud of their culture.
Charanjit Singh Walia and Tegbir Singh Walia of Teg productions quoted that “’Aate Di Chidi’ is a project on which we have not only invested financially, but emotionally as well. We have paid keen attention to every bit of the film. From selecting the perfect script to the most diligent leads, we have made sure that every single part is nothing short of ‘the best’. We don’t want any stone left unturned from our side. We are overwhelmed with the response people have given to the trailer and song of the film till now. We are excited about the release now and hope people will appreciate our efforts. At this moment, we would also like to use this opportunity to announce our next film titled ‘Chidi Udd Kaa Udd’. We are planning to release it on 2nd October 2019. Further details about this will be revealed soon.
Aate Di Chidi is distributed worldwide by Munish Sahni’s Omjee Group. This film will release on 19th October 2018.

Greenlight Planet and Midland Microfin Provides Solar Entertainment to off-Grid Population in Punjab & Haryana

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 06th October:- Greenlight Planet, a recognized global leader in solar home energy products and Midland Microfin Ltd., a technology savvy microfinance institution collaborate to work towards providing solar powered entertainment (radio) and lighting to un-electrified and under-electrified customers across Punjab and Haryana. With the launch of the Sun KingTM Boom, a solar light and radio, both the companies aim to provide access to light and entertainment to low-income households in the two states.
The ‘Sun KingTM Boom’ is a 4 in 1 solar-powered lantern with a built-in radio, MP3 player, and USB port for mobile charging and entertainment. With a 2-year warranty and Lighting Global (World Bank) quality certification, this product is in line with the growing aspirations and demand for lighting, mobile-charging and entertainment amongst the rural consumers. This product will be available in 42 Midland Microfin branches across Punjab and Haryana.
Commenting on the launch,  Sahil Khanna, Partnerships Business Leader, Asia of Greenlight Planet said that we at Greenlight Planet have delivered life-changing solar lighting products to over 3.3 crore under-electrified consumers over 40 countries for nearly a decade. And this time, with the Sun KingTMBoom, we will not only be providing light, but have worked towards customizing our product for entertainment as well. By leveraging Midland Microfin Ltd.’s substantial expertise in finance to enable energy inclusion and their strong presence in Punjab, our partnership has helped us strengthen our mission to power the lives of those who are un-electrified and under-electrified. Currently, not only do they face problems with erratic electricity, but also have limited options for entertainment and news, with a heavy dependence on electricity to power these sources. Hence, we have worked on a product that serves our customers and their specific needs.
Speaking on the initiative towards improving quality of life in Punjab and Haryana,  Amitesh Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, Midland Microfin Ltd.said that we are extremely delighted to introduce such an innovative product to our customer base of about 1.5 Lakh in Punjab and Haryana, our strongest markets. We constantly aim at improving the lives of the underprivileged through our pioneering services. With these product offerings, our customers will be able to gain access to information and current events, empowering them with knowledge, education and a stronger connection to the outside world. Within a year of partnership, we have seen the impact of Sun King™ products in our customers’ lives, with households experiencing an increase in study time for their children, increased savings and income levels and even safer quality of air.
Greenlight Planet and Midland Microfin Ltd. have together served reliable lighting solutions to nearly 1000 households in Punjab and Rajasthan collectively in their pilot phase.

Orthotrends 2018: India’s Biggest Ortho Conference Begins at Chandigarh: More than 400 Orthopedic Surgeons from India and Around the World are Participating

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Chandigarh 06th October:- The fifth edition of the annual international orthopedics conclave, Orthotrends 2018,began today at Chandigarh with the theme ,“Exploring New Horizons in Arthroplasty.”
Over 400 orthopedic surgeons from India and select parts of the worldare attending the two-day event to catch up with the latest trends in the field of orthopedics.
Several live surgeries were conducted for the benefit of the participants on the first day of the conclave. Keynote addresses on critical aspects of knee and hip surgeries were delivered. Case-based panel discussions, free papers and hands-on workshops for experiential learning were also held. Special sessions on bariatric and liver were other attractions of the conference.
More than 30 eminent orthopedic surgeons,including three international faculties,addressed the congregation.A trade exhibition is also being held on the sidelines of the mega event.The live surgeries, including complex total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR),were telecast live from the Shalby Hospital in Mohali.
Dr. Vikram I.Shah,Chairman, Shalby Hospitals, is the Chief Patron of Orthotrends, along with Dr. Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Professor& Head, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vikram I Shah, Chairman, Shalby Hospitals,said that tremendous advancements have been made in joint replacements in India in the last 20 years, yet the unmet demand remains huge. The country is seeing an arthritis epidemic. The incidence of knee arthritis in the Indian population is believed to be as much as 15 times higher than what is found in Western nations. USA, with a population of 30 crores, sees 7 lakh knee replacement surgeries every year, but for India, this figure is only 150,000. He said further that while this is a huge jump from a mere 350 knee surgeries that were performed in India in 1994, the unmet demand in the country would be a staggering one crore knee replacements each year, considering the huge size of the population and the propensity of Indians for knee arthritis. Compared to this, India will be seeing just about one million knee replacements every year by 2022. The good news is that joint replacement surgeries are progressively becoming easier with advancing technology. Today, they involve much lower infection rates and shorter hospital stays.
The scientific sessions at Orthotrends 2018 arefocused on current concepts like evolving trends in the management of OA, bariatric surgery, replacement surgery, etc.; challenging cases in total knee replacement (TKR) & total hip replacement (THR) and avoiding adverse outcomes; prosthetic joint infections; painful TKR; Revision TKR and THR; Partial Knee Replacement, and so on.
Three international faculties are present at the event to share their insights. These include,Dr. Robert Harvey, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral, UK;Dr. Heiko Graichen, Medical Director, Asklepios Orthopedic Clinic, Lindenlohe, Germany; and Dr. William J Jason, Orthopedic surgeon atNorth Tampa Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Florida, US.
Orthotrends isorganizedevery year in various cities across India with Dr. Vikram I. Shahof Shalby Hospitals as the chief patron. The 5th edition of the event this year is being supported by the Orthopaedic Education & Research Society, Mohali.
On the sidelines of Orthotrends 2018, Dr. Vikram I. Shah, Chairman of Shalby Hospitals, announced the launch of Shalby Hospital at Mohali. The 145-bed facility spread across six floors is equipped with six state-of-the-art operation theatres. 
Shalby Mohali, situated near the PCA Stadium in Sector 63, Phase 9, SAS Nagar, offers expert patient care in gastroenterology, arthroplasty and joint replacements, orthopedics, gynecology, nephrology, urology, neurology, neuro-surgery, cardiology, plastic surgery, anesthetic, dermatology, psychiatry, ENT and ophthalmology.
The services at the hospital are ably supported by radiologists, intensivists, pathologists, medical ICU, emergency ward, CT scan, and so on.

Youth and Heritage Festival Concludes at Dev Samaj College for Women

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Chandigarh 06th October:- The Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival, Zone-B for girls' colleges, has concluded with enthralling dance performances by participating students.
The 4th & final day began with  a Classical dance. In all 4 teams participated in the competition. This was followed by Group dance (General) in which 6 teams and 60 students took part. Competitions in folk dance forms Luddi/ Sami and Giddha were also held. These  dances filled the air with joy & the audience was left awestruck. The day was certainly dedicated to dance forms like - ladies' traditional song of Punjab - Kali Singing, Vaar Singing, and Kavishri as these too were showcased.
Dr. Jaspal Kaur, Principal,  Dev Samaj College for Women, Sec 45, Chandigarh, said that the final day was full of festive spirit as dances from across the country were displayed by talented girl students from as many as 9 colleges of Chandigarh & Ludhiana. It was a riot of colour and she congratulate all the participants for putting in so much effort, in all the events held during the festival.
Group General dance depicting the dance forms of various regions like Haryanvi, Rajasthani etc. were performed and their coordinated efforts and style of dancing left the spectators spell-bound. Audience was also awestruck by the Giddha performances during the evening. Bright, colourful attire and energetic dance performed to rhythmic clapping and bolian,  mesmerized the audience and took the finale of the fest to a new crescendo.
In the morning session the Chief Guest was Rakesh Kumar Popli, Additional excise and Taxation commissioner cum collector (Excise), UT, Chandigarh while in the evening session the Chief Guest was , Sanjay Bainiwal, DGP, UT Chandigarh. Dr Agnese Dhillon, Secretary, Dev Samaj Managing Committee and Dr. Jaspal Kaur, Principal ,Dev Samaj College for Women , Sec 45 welcomed both the eminent personalities.
Veena Dhir, Director and Choreographer,Theatre department, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. Dalip Kumar, ASPD, RUSA and Dr. Anuj Kumar, Deputy Director Rajya Sabha, and Mrs. Sukhminder Kaur Brar, President and Director World Punjabi Heritage Foundation & renowned Punjabi Folk Singer were the Guests' of honour during the day.

Maharishi Dayanand Public School Students Visit Nepali Forest: Learnt Importance of Wildlife

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Chandigarh 06th October:- Students of Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, Chandigarh today visited the Nepali Forest in collaboration with the Environment Department, Chandigarh Administration. The children went there and got detailed information about forests and wildlife from the class teachers in the forest.They observed that the forest is a place of shelter and food for wildlife. Animals here can live a better life. Trees make the environment clean. Fresh and pollution-free air is essential to stay healthy. Hence planting of trees are necessary. Due to urbanization the area of forests is becoming narrow. Wild animals come into the homes of due to cutting of trees. This affects the lives of humans and animals.
Students said that forest and wildlife in reality is our wealth. Its protection and enrichment are essential. The children told that they had studied about forests in books, but seeing them experimentally, the feeling of attachment towards forests and wildlife has increased. Animals and birds are our friends. It is all about taking care of them. Teachers on this occasion gave their full guidance.
Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar said that the main purpose of this visit was to make the students aware of the importance of wild animals and forests.

Brahma Kumaris organizes Programme on ‘Health and Happiness for all’: To Mark 50 Years of the organisation Offering Its Service in City

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Chandigarh 06th October:- Smart cities with old-age homes is not happiness, said Chandigarh Mayor Davesh Moudgil at a function of the Brahma Kumaris on ‘Health and Happiness for all’ to mark 50 years of the organisation offering its service in the city. Delegates from Japan, Trinidad and Malaysia gift city residents some pointers on living a happy, healthy life;
Chandigarh Mayor Davesh Moudgil led the city in hosting a programme titled ‘Health and Happiness for All’ organised by the Brahma Kumaris, an education and social service organisation in the city on  Saturday.
Brahma Kumaris, as the organisation, is widely known has completed 50 years of service in the city recently and the function was meant to celebrate the achievement with DadiRatanMohiniJi, their joint chief at the headquarters based in Mount Abu, the key personage of the seminar.
Addressing a packed gathering at the Tagore Theatre, the Mayor said that everyone has the right energy. It is only a matter of guiding it on to the right path. He take pride in welcoming all of you to this function of Brahma Kumaris. They are spreading positivity all around.
He added further that as we move towards a being a smart city, it is important that we realise that happiness lies in being true to our culture as well. We must ensure that we do not have old-age homes in the smart city that we ultimately live in. Tolerance is a key quality to be happy.
Three members of the Brahma Kumaris attended the session from abroad, BK Rajni Didi(Japan); BK Meera Didi (Malaysia) and BK Hemlata from Trinidad were also in town. The function also marked the fourth death anniversary year of Rajyogini Didi Achal ji, one of the founders of the BK.
Opening the session, stage moderator Didi Anita welcome the dignitaries on stage and said that Rajyoga which is what we teach at the Brahma Kumaris and it means being your own master and learning tolerance and respect for others. We have 25 thousand families as our followers in the tricity itself.
Dadi Ratan Mohini, in her address, said that contentment and giving space in your heart and soul to god is the key to happiness.
Northern Zone region chief Amir Chand said to the gathering that in the materialistic world of today, we hear of the wealthy committing suicide. We need to realise the importance of character and the way it dictates our happiness is fundamental.
Taking to the stage, BK Meera Didi from Malaysia said that health was not only physical, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined it to mean mental, social and spiritual health as well. She added that if we can invest the wealth of time into mental, social and spiritual health, we will always be happy and get the ideal health and life we all desire.
Elaborating on the five pointers for getting this four-some health, she added that there were five mantras. There were positive thought, learning mediation, contentment, truthfulness and avoiding fear.  
Among others present on the occasion were TC Gupta, additional chief secretary, skill development and industrial training, Haryana and former justice, Punjab and Haryana high court, AN Jindal and justice Daya Chaudhary of the high court.